RAWALPINDI: Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing has arrested a suspect in Rawalpindi on charges of being a child pornographer and possessing pornographic content. He confessed that he used to lure children into his house’s basement, then record videos and sell them to porn websites. The suspect said that he used toys to attract children and would later blackmail them with their videos. According to FIA official Mian Irfan, more people are involved in the heinous act and the agency is searching for them. Irfan assured that the agency’s technical team was tracking the people to whom the videos were sent.
January 17, 2020 11:26 UTC
KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal on Friday termed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) threat to the government to quit the alliance as “drama”. In a media talk outside the accountability court in Karachi, he said Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was the last person left from MQM who has been sidelined. He said that the MQM-P will not quit the government as its leaders are linked with the corruption adding that files have been prepared regarding the entire corruption done in the metropolis in the hands of the MQM-P and they all will be sent to jail as they quit the government. The PSP chief also claimed that MQM-P convener Siddiqui is being replaced by Aminul Haque as the party is divided into groups. The PSP leader urged Prime Minister Imran Khan that he should not come under pressure from MQM-P which, he said, is nothing without government’s support.
January 17, 2020 10:18 UTC
LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Friday granted exemption from appearance to Sharif brothers in multiple corruption/misuse of authority cases against them. According to details, former premier Nawaz Sharif’s medical report was submitted in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Following which, the court granted him exemption from appearance. The court also granted exemption from appearance to Shahbaz Sharif in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases. The court also extended the judicial remand of Yousaf Abbas Sharif for 14 days in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.
January 17, 2020 10:07 UTC
OKARA – Ensuring that all his stuff was taken out from workplace desks at his now former office, the newly transferred Public Relations manager personally supervised over each and every tube being placed inside three large trucks, transporting all of his accomplishments of the past three years to the new job. Visibly emotional bidding adieu to the PR position at the largest marketing outlet of the country, the transferred manager gathered sufficient poise to ensure thorough collection of every single one of the wonderful memories, and every single milliliter of the cream. We learned this from DJ’s personal experiences, even though none of us personally got to use the medicine,” revealed a former colleague Ghazala. He used it so frequently and marketed it so vehemently that one would almost have mistaken DJ as a PR guy for this medicine. But he was honest enough to use it himself before recommending it to others,” noted another colleague Shahjahan.
January 17, 2020 10:06 UTC
Additionally, the court ordered the convicts to collectively submit Rs12,925,000 and directed authorities to seize their moveable and immoveable assets. The court was hearing a case registered in September last year against TLP workers who held violent protests and clashed with the police over the arrest of party chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi. A constable was seriously injured at Multan Road where the violent activists clashed with police. Following the unrest and severe clashes, contingents of paramilitary force Rangers reached Lahore, taking control of the city’s major arteries. The arrests came months after the party held a sit-in in Islamabad against a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case.
January 17, 2020 09:22 UTC
NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party on Friday slammed the editorial policies of billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned The Washington Post, even as his e-commerce giant Amazon announced plans to create a million jobs in the country by 2025. Vijay Chauthaiwale, the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) foreign affairs department, said there was “a lot of problems” with the newspaper’s coverage of India, but did not give any specific examples. The swipe at the Post came a day after a cabinet minister gave short shrift to Amazon’s investment plans for India. “I am not opposing Amazon as a company, in fact, I am a regular customer […] Jeff Bezos should go home tell Washington Post what is his impression about India,” Chauthaiwale told Reuters. “The Washington Post editorial policy is highly biased and agenda-driven.”Washington Post’s India bureau chief, Joanna Slater, referred a Reuters request for comment to the newspaper’s spokespersons in Washington, who did not immediately respond outside regular business hours.
January 17, 2020 08:26 UTC
by Staff Report , (Last Updated about 1 hour ago)SUKKUR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday produced detained Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah before an accountability court in Sukkur in assets beyond means case. NAB arrested Shah in September last year in a case regarding his alleged assets beyond means. In 2012, an accountability court had directed NAB to file a reference against him on a complaint pertaining to the alleged accumulation of illegitimate assets. In 2013, NAB had reopened two corruption cases against Shah under the directives of the Lahore High Court (LHC). In July last year, NAB Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal had approved nine inquiries against different personalities, including Shah.
January 17, 2020 08:03 UTC
QUETTA: Senator Sarfraz Bugti on Friday approached Balochistan High Court (BHC) seeking pre-arrest bail in a case involving the kidnapping of a girl. A day earlier, the additional district and sessions court in Quetta rejected Bugti’s bail application and issued orders for his arrest in the said case. However, the police could not arrest the senator as he left immediately after his bail application was rejected. He was on an interim bail before the arrest orders were issued. However, Bugti has denied his involvement in the kidnapping of the girl and termed it as a “domestic dispute”.
January 17, 2020 07:52 UTC
The foreign minister warned the US not to neglect Afghanistan, as was seen after 1989 when Soviet troops pulled out under pressure from guerrillas fighters backed by Washington and Islamabad. QURESHI MEETS US CONGRESSMENQureshi also held meetings with a host of US lawmakers from the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday. The lawmakers included Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee Senator Mitt Romney, Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Jim Risch. Productive meeting with leadership of Senate Foreign Relations Committee at Capitol Hill including @SenatorMenendez, Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, @MittRomney ,Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Asia, Senators @ChrisMurphyCT & @SenatorRisch. According to the statement, Rood briefed the foreign minister about ongoing defence-related cooperation between the two countries.
January 17, 2020 07:41 UTC
ISLAMABAD – Faisal Vawda was arrested in Islamabad during the late hours of Thursday night by officials of Capital Territory Police, after allegedly catching the Federal Minister for Water Resources in compromising position with his own footwear, The Dependent has reliably learnt. According to the officials, they saw the cabinet minister doing ‘dirty things’ with ‘at least one boot’ inside his own car after which they duly intervened. “Given the things that were happening in the car we followed our usual protocol and asked him for a nikkahnama,” said one of the two officials who arrested Vawda, unaware of his position as a federal minister. The police officials maintained that Vawda continued to claim that the footwear was his, and rightfully belonged to him, but provided no evidence for the claim. Vawda was released after a call from the higher-ups, prompting the two officials to regret not having asked for a bribe when the culprit had been caught boot-handed.
January 17, 2020 06:45 UTC
BAGHDAD: At least 11 American troops were injured in an Iranian attack on an Iraqi base where American soldiers were deployed, US Central Command said on Thursday, although the US military had previously maintained there were no casualties. At the time of the attack, most of the 1,500 US soldiers at the base had been tucked away in bunkers, after advance warning from superiors. The strike caused significant material damage but no casualties, according to previous reports from the US military. In addition to the sprawling Ain Al Asad airbase in western Iraq, Iran’s missiles also targeted a base in Arbil, housing both American and other foreign troops deployed in a US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the militant Islamic State group. “When deemed fit for duty, the service members are expected to return to Iraq following the screening,” Urban said.
January 17, 2020 04:07 UTC
The fires have claimed 28 lives, scorched massive tracts of pristine forests and destroyed thousands of homes. “Rain has fallen across most fire grounds over the last 24 hours, which is great news,” said the Rural Fire Service of New South Wales, the eastern state where many of the worst blazes have raged. “Our fingers are crossed that this continues over the coming days.”However 30 fires were still out of control in New South Wales on Friday, unchanged from the previous day, the fire service reported. Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend in New South Wales, expanding into other fire zones further south in the state and in Victoria. “We haven’t seen flooding like this at the park for over 15 years.”The heavy rain is being seen as a double-edged sword.
January 17, 2020 03:11 UTC
LAHORE: The Model Customs Collectorate Lahore has transferred 14 officials, including superintendent and 13 officers, and posted them on new positions whereas the orders have also been issued through the department. According to the office order, Riasat Ali Javed, who was working as superintendent of the headquarters (HQ), has been transferred and posted as in-charge recovery branch. Similarly, SWH, TNB Inspector Muhammad Moazzam Khan has been transferred and posted as ASO. However, the order was issued by the Additional Collector (HQ) Muhammad Saeed Watto and according to orders transfer and posting of the officers is hereby ordered with immediate effect and until further orders. They are directed to report at their new place of posting.
January 16, 2020 19:07 UTC
About the tough statements made by PML-Q leaders against the ruling party, the sources said that the PTI delegation had taken up the issue with the PML-Q senior leadership. “PML-Q has assured us that it would ask its leaders to refrain from making such statements in public,” sources said. The government team assured that the GDA grievances would be addressed and that the party would be a part of future decisions. “In view of my decision not to continue as Member of the Federal Cabinet, I hereby tender my resignation as Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication w.e.f 12th January 2020. On Jan 12, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui had announced that he was resigning as the federal minister for information technology citing the government’s non-serious attitude towards resolving the issues facing Karachi.
January 16, 2020 18:56 UTC
QUETTA: The police on Thursday arrested Senator Sarfaraz Bugti after the court turned down his bail plea in a kidnapping case. The senator was on interim bail in the case of alleged kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl. The sessions court rejected Bugti’s bail and ordered police to arrest him. A woman has alleged Sarfaraz Bugti’s hand behind the kidnapping of her 10-year-old granddaughter. The woman alleged that Tawakkal Ali, who was also named in the FIR, forcefully dragged the girl into the car and took her to Senator Bugti’s house.
January 16, 2020 18:33 UTC